Our school embraces the 16 ‘Habits of Mind’ as a way of clarifying educational aspirations and targets for our pupils. They provide a framework and common language for students, teachers, school leadership, parents and the wider school community to share when discussing and planning for the development of our thinking.
The following habits have become established now, with children able to use them and discuss the associated vocabulary with confidence.
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This success has been due to the whole school commitment to making the Habits work by referring to them when appropriate to support a child’s thinking and approach to situations.
Listening with Empathy and Understanding
Thinking About Your Thinking
Striving for Accuracy and Precision
Questioning and Problem Posing
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Gathering Data Through all Senses
Creating, Imagining and Innovating
Responding with Awe and Wonderment
Taking Responsible Risks
Remaining open to Continuous Learning
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